“No, seriously! I can do this!”
“What? Don’t you believe me?”
“Well, let’s think about it for awhile, ok?”
Translation: He’s giving it six months.
Ok. He has a point. I already have a home business, am involved with a local mom’s group, teach kids at a Tuesday morning Bible study, have two blogs, an obsession with Facebook, a greenhouse and six chickens. Can our family vision handle another project?
Here’s the problem. Homeschooling isn’t just another project. It’s THE project. I could outline my fifty good reasons and the answers for all your questions, but let’s just shorten it to this:
1) I will not hide my daughter away from the world, or vice versa.
2) Socialization doesn’t happen at a desk, limited only to your peers. It happens out in the world with all sorts of real people.
3) I’m not lazy, I’m crazy. You’d have to be crazy to think that home schooling is easy.
Homeschooling seems to be gaining popularity these days, or I just have lots of crazy friends.
Either way there is a ton of information out there. I could write a whole week of blog posts about the great resources that are out there for homeschool families. I‘ve read tons of books and articles and interviewed friends and strangers alike. I‘ve joined chat groups, follow blogs and have a journal where I write it all down. Research is not the hard part. The hard part is sticking to it, day by day, and being disciplined.
Who knows my adorable, strong-willed, smart little girl better than me? Who is better equipped to teach her than me? We already do "school" at home with sorting/counting (math), books/abc (reading/writing) as well as science, dance and music. Each year adds more structure, more planning, more thought. Sounds fun to me!
I'm so excited about the idea... anyone out there with me? Are you thinking about homeschooling? Why? Why not? Are you already doing it? Why did you decide to homeschool? Please leave your comments below! I need to know! Oh- and don't forget to scroll down and enter the contest to win the Jesus Storybook Bible! The contest will be up before you know it!